NXP enables in-vehicle multi-device wireless charging

September 01, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
NXP dual wireless charging using a single MWCT controller
Able to provide wireless charging two mobile devices simultaneously at up to 2x15 W using a single MWCT controller, an industry first

NXP Semiconductors has announced that the first multi-device vehicle wireless charging system driven by a single MWCT controller is now available in production vehicles. As the market leader in integrated automotive wireless charging, NXP has expanded its offerings to the new 15 W wireless power standard, enabling faster charging.

The new charging system helps carmakers offer a differentiated in-car experience to their customers by enabling the passenger and driver to simultaneously charge wirelessly through one console. The use of a single MWCT device in the vehicle enables carmakers to benefit from a reduced cost and physical footprint for device charging. Based the Qi standard, it supports all Qi enabled phones, including iPhone, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and others.

The charging system supports all Qi enabled phones including latest models of iPhone, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi, as well as optional NFC for convenience features such as BLE/Wi-Fi pairing, smart car access with NFC, in-car purchases and NFC card damage protection

Smartphones have become the center of the digital lifestyle and their interoperability with the vehicle, in applications such as smart car access with NFC, continue to reinforce this role. Consumers need their phones to be charged on the go in order to access information, make purchases, maintain contact with friends and family and tap emergency services when required. Wireless charging is an elegant solution that gets rid of bulky chargers and cords and is increasingly in demand.

“Wireless charging enables a cleaner, clutter-free console that provides convenience and simplicity to consumers. Dual charging is the next step,” said Denis Cabrol, Sr. Director, NXP.

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